Supporting Social Sciences

Social Scientists analyze critical questions for the common good and form touchstones for how we move in our communities. 

At UC Santa Barbara, the Division of Social Sciences enlivens public policy discourse with critical perspectives and interdisciplinary research. We find solutions to high-stakes problems and ensure that results have tangible impact in both academia and society. 
Donors invest in the highest ideals of our division:  outstanding research and teaching; problem-driven interdisciplinary collaboration; research outcomes deployed to advance social justice and the common good.  Your gift will support tomorrow’s citizen-scholars and the faculty who train them to make the world a better place. 
A wide range of giving opportunities is available within UC Santa Barbara’s dynamic Social Sciences community for those alumni, parents, and friends who wish to be a vital part of the university’s future. The Division’s major interdisciplinary initiatives will strengthen teaching, research, and public service across several departments and benefit a large number of students.

How You Can Help Social Sciences Respond to COVID-19

Now, more than ever, the Division of Social Sciences is responding to COVID-19 by meeting critical, high-priority needs for students, teaching, and research. We are tackling this crisis head-on and all hands in. Please join our philanthropic effort to keep our community safe, help our social scientists find answers, and ensure our students succeed.
UC Santa Barbara gratefully accepts gifts of a variety of types of assets, including appreciated securities, cash, and property. Some gift plans feature current tax benefits, income to you, and other welcome advantages for you and the university.
We are grateful for your support and interest.

Explore all giving opportunities to the Social Sciences here!



Development Team

  • Assistant Dean of Development
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  • Director of Development
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  • Director of Development
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  • Director of Development
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  • Development Analyst
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